Hospital negligence cases generally arise because of the failure of a Doctor, Consultant or another health professional to meet a certain standard of care that is required by the medical profession when dealing with patients.
If a medical professional fails to exercise reasonable medical judgement in a particular case then that health care professional is negligent. The standard required by a Doctor or health care professional are based on what a reasonable health care professional with the requisite qualifications and skills should do in the circumstances.
A number of mistakes can arise during surgery and we have come across cases where instruments or swabs were left behind in a patient accidentally during a procedure. If an instrument or swab is left behind it could damage an organ or cause infection or other damage.